Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938), Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell
Sitter associated with 595 portraits
Artist associated with 1696 portraits
Patron and society hostess. After travelling widely as a young woman, in 1902 Ottoline married Philip Morrell, a solicitor and later Liberal MP. She established herself as a literary and political hostess at their home in Bloomsbury and from 1915 at Garsington Manor, their home near Oxford. Her social gatherings provided a forum for intellectual interaction and opportunities for writers and artists to meet patrons. Visitors to Garsington included Lytton Strachey, Henry Lamb, Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, Henry Lamb and Augustus John.
by Cavendish Morton